The Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is a transfer scheme which provides qualified lawyers, who are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales, with an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor of England and Wales. There is no experience or training contract required
The QLTS does not distinguish between lawyers who have their first qualification from a common law or a civil law jurisdiction and most foreign lawyers are eligble for direct access to the QLTS assessments. Find a list of all recognised jurisdictions here.
While the tests are challenging, as they are designed to ensure that requalifying lawyers meet the same standard of knowledge and skill required of a locally-qualified solicitor of England and Wales, there is no need for additional academic study, such as obtaining a law degree.
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